THE HISTORY OF EAST GRINSTEAD - Online Book

The rise and progress of the town and the history of its institutions & people.

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CONTENTS.
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Chapter                                                                                                                Packs
X. East Grinstead and its Coaching History : With some Notes on the Batchelar Family.
The London and Lewes Road—Coach Services— John Batchelar's Diary—A Newspaper Duel— The Change of the London to Brighton Route —The Establishment of the Railway—Connec­tions with Three Bridges and Godstone—The Last Coach .............................. 147-154
XL Toll-gates and Road Management.
The First Turnpike Trust—A Table of Weights Allowed—The Tolls Payable—Farming the Tolls—The Measurement of every Road in the Parish .................................. 155-160
XII. TnE Development of the Railway.
Early Agitation—The First Local Bill—The East Grinstead to Three Bridges Line—A Local Company—Transfer to the L.B. & S.C.R. Co.— Extension to Tunbridge Wells—The Low-level Line—The Parish Pound—Lengths of Line— The First Time Tables .................... 161-165
XIII.    The Volunteer Movement.
The North Pevensey Legion—Plans for Resisting Invasion—Disbandment of the Legion—Forma­tion of a Rifle Corps—Local Contingents in the Boer War — Officers of the Local Corps — Sergeant Instructors ...................... 166-175
XIV.    Some Local Worthies.
John Rowe—Bishop Kidder—Spencer Perceval— The Rev. C. J. Paterson—The Rev. F. Mills— Dr. Epps—Thomas Cramp and his Diary—Mrs. Neighbour—Sir Edward Blount—John Payne, Sheriff of Sussex—The Paynes of East Grin­stead—The Sussex Diarists and Local References 176-199
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